The Big Read Kickoff


Sunday, May 3, 2015
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Celebrate the launch of New Rochelle’s 2015 Big Read with an afternoon of activities for all ages. Cindy Lovell, Twain historian and Executive Director of the Mark Twain Museum in Hartford, CT, will reveal fascinating information about Twain and his now-classic novel. Alan Kitty, acclaimed Twain impersonator, will bring the author to life and the Big Read Reader’s Theater Troupe will give voices to the wonderful story. The family-friendly event will include also games and refreshments right out of 1840’s St. Petersburg, Missouri, including sack races, marbles, magnet fishing, and a (fake) frog jumping contest. Participants will also have the opportunity to craft a miniature raft and create a checker set to take home. Everyone will receive a free copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (while supplies last)!

Event Location and Ticket Information

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The New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Times: 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: New Rochelle Public Library
Presenter Phone: 9146327878
Presenter Website:

Sponsor Message

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.
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